Zesto Drive-ins (page 3)

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Penguin Zesto
Winona, MN
The Penguin Zesto was once part of the Zesto chain. I don't know if this cute barn-like building was built when it opened or if it came later. [map]

Zesto Drive-in
Broadway [gone]
Jefferson City, MO

Zesto Drive-in
Jefferson St.
Jefferson City, MO
There were two Jefferson City Zesto locations which were independently owned and operated. The city's first Zesto was built in 1948. In 1978, the owners moved this business to the Broadway "Downtown" location. They brought along this neon sign and installed it on the roof. The building was demolished around 2015. I don't know what happened with the sign. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

The Jefferson St. location is still open and is known as Zesto South. I don't know when it was built. This stand's neon sign is mounted on a pole. I would assume that the building has been remodeled and that this sign is also from 1948. These two striding men signs are unique to the Jefferson City locations. I don't know if they appeared at any other Zestos. For more, see this website. [map]

S&I Ice Cream
Concord, NC
S&I Ice Cream was originally a Zesto Drive-in which opened around 1965. S&I Ice Cream was at a previous location before moving into this building. [map]

former Zesto [gone]
Omaha, NE
I assume this Zesto in Omaha must have either rebuilt or remodeled their building extensively. The sign is the classic rooftop design but it was moved to a pole. I believe this location's roof design and interior tilework is unique. These photos are from 2009. This location closed around 2012. The building was still vacant in 2018. The neon sign was removed in 2018 and is now in a private collection.

Alliance, NE
This Zesto is an early location with its original glass block walk-up window. The neon rooftop sign is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

former Zesto [gone]
Scottsbluff, NE
This Zesto had been remodeled quite a bit but the rooftop sign was still nicely maintained when these photos were taken in 2012. The building appeared to be vacant. In 2015, Midwest Slingers moved into the building but closed soon after that. The rooftop sign was covered up. In 2016, the building was demolished.

Lincoln, NE
Dick's Zesto Drive-Inn
Fremont, NE
Omaha, NE
This Zesto in Lincoln is one of two in town. The other is modern and part of a strip mall. I believe this location opened in 1950. For more, see this website. [map]

Dick's Zesto Drive-Inn features a plastic sign with colorful balls. I don't know of any other Zesto location that has this. For more, see this website. [map]

This Zesto in Omaha has the older, classic rooftop sign. [map]

Bartlesville [vintage; gone]

Newberry, SC
This Zesto has been around since the 1950s. These photos are from 2009. By 2017, the sign had been replaced with a new one. For more, see this website. [map]

Angelo's Zesto
Columbia, SC
West Columbia, SC
Angelo's Zesto opened in 1951. This plastic sign is most likely a replacement. The interior still features the Zesto logo. There were five Zesto locations in the Columbia area at one time. For more, see this website. [map]

This Zesto in West Columbia opened in 1961. The building has been expanded over the years. The original fiberglass 15-foot-tall cone is unique. For more, see this website. [map]

More South Carolina:
Anderson [map]

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